Plum Tree Thing

Dear Fellow Sufferers

I have a plum tree in its third year but instead of plums it is growing the thing shown in the attached photographs:


 Does anyone know what it is and how to stop it. I took it to my local Dobbies but the expert there was mystified.




  • I dont think that is a plum tree-leaves look wrongimage

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,271

    Has it had plums on before? I had a garden bargain cherry tree that had pears on it.image

    Papayas grow straight off the stems like that

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    This is caused by a fungus. Taphrina something. My bird cherry gets these. I think they may be known as pocket plums. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    I've always assumed mine is Taphrina padi because it's on Prunus padus.

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